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Monday, July 26, 2010



Cuneiform Tablet Parallels the Famous Code of Hammurabi

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 06:20 PM PDT

A cuneiform tablet found in Hazor, Israel, and dating from the 18th-17th centuries B.C.E in the Middle Bronze Age, is said to contain a law code that parallels portions of the famous Code of Hammurabi.

BlackBerry’s Era May Be Ending

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Research In Motion, which makes the popular BlackBerry devices, has had a traditional stronghold in sales to American companies. But that has been cracked open.

Report: Head Lice Is No Reason to Keep Kids Out of School

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 05:40 PM PDT

The medical evidence suggests that schools' no-nits policies, which keep children out of class, do little to reduce head-lice infestations.

Prison inmates released to commit killing

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Top officials in Mexico said Sunday that authorities at a prison released and armed several inmates to attack a group of people during a birthday celebration last week, in a killing spree that left 17 dead.

CNN: No Decision Made on BP CEO Tony Haward Stepping Down

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

No final decision had been made regarding whether embattled CEO Tony Haward will leave BP, the company said in a statement Monday morning.

Boy to thank soldiers overseas with 180,000 greeting cards

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

10-year-old Stephen Goodman is on a personal mission, making sure our troops know they're appreciated and he says there's no quitting until every service man and woman overseas receives one of his masterpieces. The greetings inside are simple and from the heart. Stephen understands the overseas missions and that glorious word attached: Freedom.

Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Most political journalists are also nerds, so it was probably only a matter of time until someone started debating the politics of Star Wars. According to 2001 census reports from the English-speaking world, England and Wales led the world in absolute terms, with over 390,000 (0.8%) Jedis listed, but are they more libertarian or socialist ?

Cops Shut Down Kids' Lemonade Stand

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Officers rescued park-goers from children hawking brownies and lemonade saying "Just because they're kids they shouldn't get a free pass, you know?"

Enough Right Wing Propaganda

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The mainstream media and the Obama administration must stop cowering before a right wing that has persistently forced its propaganda to be accepted as news by convincing traditional journalists that "fairness" requires treating extremist rants as "one side of the story."

'So I snuck onto the set of Transformers 3' (pics)

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT


I Can Has History? The History of LOLcats

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

An iconic symbol of the internet world, Icanhascheezburger has taken over the world bringing us hilarious pics and the famous LOLcatz! So what made them so famous? Check it out!

Vegan Warrior/Arsonist Arrested in String of Blazes

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Walter Bond doesn't exactly hide his convictions when it comes to animal rights. Law-enforcement types note that he has "a prominent tattoo on his neck just below his chin that reads, 'VEGAN.'" He's been formally charged with setting fire to a sheepskin factory in April, plus also burning down a leather factory, a restaurant and other fires.

Yahoo Will Invest in Hackers With Good Ideas

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Yahoo is considering investing in hackers with good ideas and technologies, a company executive said on Saturday.

12-Year Old Climbs Highest Point in 50 States in Record Time

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

12-year old Matt Moniz of Boulder, Colorado will have quite a tale to share with his friends when he returns to school this fall. While most kids his age spend the summer relaxing and doing as little work as possible, Matt, along with his father Mike, launched their 50 in 50 in 50 expedition.

Which e-reader should you choose?

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Choosing an e-reader isn't easy. Here is how to get the best out of the wealth of options available.

Want a Nation of Savers? Start at Birth

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Without much fanfare, savings disappeared from the national economy, replaced by rising levels of debt used to finance ever-expanding consumption. And while turning us into a nation of savers isn't going to happen overnight, we have to start somewhere. A good place to start is where savings habits are formed -- with our children.

The Mad-Hot Women of Mad Men Season 4

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 02:29 PM PDT

Mad-Men-LeadWith four Golden Globes, a BAFTA ,and eight Emmys already under its belt, AMC's Mad Men is still one of the hottest shows on television. And to go along with all their critical acclaim, the show stars some of televisions hottest leading ladies.

Taliban Monkeys!

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Is the Taliban training monkeys?

Apple's Droid X 'Death Grip' Claim: Bogus

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Apple showed a death grip on the Motorola Droid X using one hand. We tried the very same experiment last week, and we disagree with Apple's methodology and conclusions in two important ways.

Charge Cards Vs Credit Cards: You Decide

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

It's been a raging debate for decades: should I pay for that iPad with my charge card or with my credit card? OK, so I exaggerated the history of the debate, but despite my sarcasm it is a valid discussion. Which is the better slice of plastic, the charge card or the credit card?

Red Bull: Cliff Diving World Series 2010

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

The World's best High Divers and 12,000 spectators jammed Norway's Skagerrak Strait to compete in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series...and wow did they perform!

Goldman reveals where bailout cash went - overseas banks

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Goldman Sachs sent $4.3 billion in federal tax money to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions, according to information made public Friday night.

9 Of The Worst Sports Stadiums in America

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Sports loyalties are not unlike religions. Like all major religions, sports require places of worship. In practice, these places should be inspiring, awesome, and above all, fun. However, for various reasons you'll read about below, some venues just miss the mark altogether. Let's take a look at a few of them.

Medical Marijuana To Be OK In Some VA Clinics

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal, according to new federal guidelines.....

The Claim: Exercise Can Worsen Chronic Heartburn

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

For people with chronic heartburn, minimizing exercise might seem like a no-brainer: too much running and jumping can induce acid reflux. But the right type of exercise, with a few precautions, may actually improve the condition.

The Road To Recovery [Cartoon]

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Better than NASCAR

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Orbit Gum Girl - Asylum.

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

While you may not recognize Vanessa Branch's name, you almost certainly know her face and voice. Did you know she's also been in 25 movies, including the "Pirates of the Caribbean" Movies?

'Meteorite' Lands on Cricket Pitch During County Match

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

When two spectators standing on the boundary at a cricket match saw an object hurtling down from the sky, their first instinct might have been to applaud.

6 Ways Your Office Is Literally Killing You

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Would you believe us if we told you it's the office itself that's making you sick? Because that's what the scientists are saying. And if science says it, it must be true.

Major Flaw Found in Apple’s Safari Browser

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Unfortunately, Apple didn't appear to realize that it was necessary to screen what it allows to access this data. Security researchers revealed that a simple web form can grab much of this data - first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address — no questions asked.

4 Shakespeare Plays Yet To Be Turned Into Movies

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

These lesser known classics by the Bard are ready to be adapted, updated and probably ruined by Hollywood.

No Problem, Just Give It More Gas

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT

At least he now has a trailer

Android 3.0: 10 Things Google Should Change

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Current rumour states that Android 3.0 will see Android get a complete visual overhaul but that's about all we know about the possible future direction of the mobile OS. In no particular order, here are 10 things we would also like to see in the Android 3.0

Sports Heaven = Lingerie Football Training Camp (PICS)

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

One wish: to be reincarnated as a regulation Lingerie League football.

Maxim's 5 Favorite GIFs (Kate Beckinsale Edition)

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

From an unzipped Kate Beckinsale to a Mike Tyson knockout, here are our favorite animated photos of the week.

Cowboys' rookie takes a stand against hazing

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 10:27 AM PDT

When receiver Roy Williams handed his pads to No. 1 draft pick Dez Bryant on Sunday after the team's first camp session in pads, the rookie didn't carry them. Veteran players traditionally hand their pads to a rookie after practice. "I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player's pads,'' Bryant said.

10 Most Terrifying Parasites Ever (PICTURES) - Health Blog -

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 10:10 AM PDT

These Little Nasties Are Out for Blood; It Could be Yours Read more by Aina Hunter on CBS News' Health Blog.

What Will Diablo 3's Final Character Class Be?

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 10:10 AM PDT

With StarCraft 2 arriving in just under a day, we're starting to wonder what's up with Diablo 3. What has had fans concerned for nearly a year now is the identity of the fifth and final character class. Will it be good as the arguably perfect Diablo 2 Necromancer, or any of the other classic Diablo characters?

New gov't rules allow unapproved iPhone apps & Jailbreaking.

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 09:52 AM PDT

Owners of the iPhone will be able to break electronic locks on their devices in order to download applications that have not been approved by Apple. The government is making that legal under new rules announced Monday.

StarCraft II Hits 800,000 Pre-Orders in the Americas

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 09:50 AM PDT

With just one day to go until release, pre-order estimates have placed Starcraft II at nearly 800,000 units this week...

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